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Back in Black

The tendency of birds to wander and turn up in unusual places is a well-known phenomenon. Even so, there are some truly puzzling cases which strain the limits of credulity. Enter the Black-backed Oriole, a species endemic to central Mexico. … Continue reading

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Everything’s Coming Up Ross’s

One of the best parts of birding is the chase. When a rare or unusual species shows up in an unexpected place, the traveling nature enthusiast is handed an excuse for a spontaneous adventure. Who wouldn’t want to dash off … Continue reading

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Foggy Photography

Sunday had a tough act to follow after the successes of Saturday, but I was still determined to make that most of my weekend. The forecast predicted foggy, gray weather throughout the day with wet and stormy conditions blowing in before … Continue reading

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A Provisional Goose Chase

“All 8 species are in the bag, so no more wild goose chases are needed this year. Unless, of course, something really exceptional shows up!” –Tim Healy, February 1, 2016 Sometimes, I say things. Sometimes, those things are not correct. … Continue reading

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Inglourious Berders

My name is Tim Healy and I’m putting together a special team, and I need me two birders. Two former Project Puffin birders. Now, y’all might’ve heard rumors about the migration happening soon. Well, we’ll be leaving a little earlier. … Continue reading

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2015 In Review – The Best of Birding (Part 2)

Without further ado, here’s Part 2. 6. Red Phalarope at Jones Beach The summer of 2015 was a busy time. I was in the midst of summer training for my teaching fellowship, which was an intense baptism by fire. I … Continue reading

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